April 17- Pfizer Inc was cleared of liability on Friday in the first lawsuit to go to trial of more than 1,000 filed across the United States alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects, a company spokeswoman said. Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects, and...» Read More
Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff loved the high seas. All his boats were sold at auction by National Liquidators on behalf of the U.S. Marshal's Service. Click to see the images.
Pfizer said it would pull 1,400 jobs out of New London within two years and move most of them a few miles away to a campus it owns in Groton, Conn., as a cost-cutting measure. It would leave behind the city’s biggest office complex and an adjacent swath of barren land that was cleared of dozens of homes to make room for a hotel, stores and condominiums that were never built.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, and four other men accused in the plot will be prosecuted in federal court in New York City, a federal law enforcement official said early on Friday.
Jeffry M. Picower, a longtime investor in Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud scheme who died in his Palm Beach swimming pool last month, left an estate with assets far in excess of $1 billion — and that could be a spot of good news for Mr. Madoff’s victims.
JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a settlement worth more than $700 million over federal regulators' charges that it made unlawful payments to friends of public officials to win municipal bond business in Jefferson County, Ala.
New York's attorney general has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel, claiming the company used "illegal threats and collusion" to dominate the marketplace for computer microprocessors.
Newly empowered by the Supreme Court, the attorneys general of several states hit hard by the housing collapse are exploring consumer fraud suits against major mortgage lenders.
Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's longtime auditor has entered a guilty plea in a federal court in Manhattan.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and 14 other states are filing a lawsuit against Amgen, alleging that the biotech company was offering kickbacks to medical providers to increase the sale of its anemia drug Aranesp.
The court-appointed receiver who is trying to unwind the alleged Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme says he has identified $1.5 billion in assets that could be returned to victims.
Eight months after he seized control of what was left of their life's savings, a court-appointed attorney in Dallas has finally met with investors in the alleged Stanford Ponzi scheme, CNBC has learned.
A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit this week that was seeking to have Craigslist pull its “erotic services” ads.
Roomy Khan, the central witness who brought down the Galleon hedge fund, is a former Galleon employee with a history of financial trouble who agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after she was caught making trades using inside information, the New York Times reports.
If Mr. Raj Rajaratnam was trading on insider information, as authorities claim, apparently he was not very good at it, the New York Times reports.
On closer inspection this looks more like a naked attempt at boosting a Brown run for Governor than it is about protecting fire fighters' retirement funds.
Galleon Group is winding down its hedge fund holdings, the company's embattled CEO Raj Rajaratnam said in a statement.
The TLC network says it's suing Jon Gosselin for breaching his contract as star of the reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
Federal prosecutors say they can be ready to try accused fraudster Allen Stanford a year from now, but the Judge in the case has agreed to hold off on setting a trial date for at least 60 days, after defense attorneys said they needed more time to review the millions of documents in the case.
Two former investors are suing the Securities and Exchange Commission for $2.4 billion in damages, claiming the agency acted with negligence while examining Bernard Madoff's investment business.
The collapse of the auction-rate securities market is a largely forgotten part of the financial crisis, a disaster that was soon overwhelmed by bigger ones — except for the investors who were caught up in it.